Comic Book A Day – Day 60 – Batman Incorporated #0 (2012)

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This is what passes for casual Friday at Batman Incorporated!

I’ll say it again: “I really do love Grant Morrison”, but half the time I have no idea what the hell he’s talking about.

Here with Batman Incorporated #0, we get an origin story that sort of kind of isn’t an origin story.  The characters already sorta, kinda know Batman, but they don’t, but they do.

That’s how I felt reading this book.

Now don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed it.  There were some really nice moments, but then there were some head scratching moments, such as when Batman forces the latino Batman dude to work for him by punching him in the mouth with brass knuckles.

Am I missing something here?  Is that how Batman finds his Robins in the New 52?  He just beats the crap out of some 12 year old and drags them back to the cave, caveman style?

As opposed to some of the other Zero issues I’ve read, I didn’t really feel as though I was getting the absolute inside scoop to these characters, their relationships and brands are too well defined already and therefore I felt somewhat left behind on certain knowledge.

Overall, I did like the book, I love the new(ish) characters and can’t wait to keep reading more Batman Incorporated.

I’m giving Batman Incorporated #0 (2012) 4 out of 6 possible Aarons.

Bat-Mang,

Aaron Haber
@aaronhaber
aaron@theworldnyc.com